Open 10am - 6pm, Monday - Saturday
12pm - 5pm Sundays

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24 Rathbone Place, London, W1T 1JA

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020 7323 9040

London staff members

  • Paul G
    Front of House Manager
    • Stringed - Sitar, Ukulele, All frets and strings
    • Percussion - Tablas, all Percussion
  • Daisy P
    Shop Systems Manager
    • Percussion - Drums
  • Aeron J
    Sales Assistant
    • Stringed - Electric Guitar
  • Alice B
    Sales Assistant
    • Stringed - Violin
  • Sonny B
    Sales Assistant
    • Electronics - Piano
    • Stringed - Guitar, Mandolin, Octave Mandola, Cittern, Banjo, Ukulele,
    • Woodwind - Low whistle, Bagpipes
    • FreeReed - Anglo Concertina, Accordion, Melodeon
  • Michael C
    • Woodwind - Pipes

We are very close to Tottenham Court Road Tube station – exit the station on to Oxford Street and turn left. Rathbone Place is a few streets along on the right hand side.


Situated just off Oxford Street, our London Shop is easily reached from Tottenham Court Road tube station, and is only a little further from Oxford Circus. This busy shop has London’s best choice of Folk Instruments, and a big range of Guitars, World Percussion and Recorders, as well as a repair workshop with well known and very experienced repairman Michael Cameron in residence.

Our London staff have many years of experience with us and are very knowledgeable. There are car parks nearby, also meters, and lots of other stuff to see and do!

Musical instrument repairs

We do repairs! We carry out some instrument repair work on site, and can also send instruments to specialist repairers for more complicated work. Repair work undertaken includes ukulele, bouzouki, mandolin and guitar setups and restringing, accordion, melodeon and concertina tuning and repairs, woodwind and brass repairs and maintenance, specialist violin set ups and repairs, bridge and peg fitting, bow rehairs, banjo or drum skin replacement, and much more besides – contact us for information or bring in your instrument for a free, no-obligation quote.

We buy instruments

If you’re looking to sell a musical instrument then get in touch to see what we can offer you. We buy some instruments outright if the price is right, and we’ll consider a trade-in for almost any instrument. We also take lots of instruments on a commission basis, and we’re particularly keen to stock instruments by local luthiers and makers. Bring in your unwanted guitars, ukuleles, banjos, concertinas, melodeons, accordions, flutes, woodwind and brass instruments, violins, keyboards and more, and we’ll see what we can do for you! If your instrument is bulky or you would need to travel a fair way to get to us, please do contact us by email or phone first so we can let you know whether it’s worth bringing in.

Take It Away financial scheme

Interest Free Credit, Typical 0% Finance
As part of the Arts Council’s Take it Away scheme, Hobgoblin is able to offer 10 months’ interest free credit on most purchases.

Click here to find out more – Take It Away

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